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St. Louis woman killed in Illinois wrong-way crash identified

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A fatal crash happened Sunday on I-64. (Credit: KMOV) A fatal crash happened Sunday on I-64. (Credit: KMOV)
A fatal accident happened Sunday on I-64. (Credit: KMOV) A fatal accident happened Sunday on I-64. (Credit: KMOV)
ILLINOIS (KMOV.com) -

A 56-year-old woman killed in a head-on crash caused by a wrong-way drunk driver on westbound Interstate 64 Sunday morning has been identified.

Police say Lyn Trinh Chieng, of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred around 7:15 a.m. Sunday. Following the crash, westbound I-64 from Kingshighway to Saint Clair Ave. for nearly five hours.

Police said the wrong-way driver, described as being a 29-year-old man from O'Fallon, Illinois, was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Illinois State Police officials suspect the wrong-way driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

"That's usually the hardest part for us," said ISP Trooper Calvin Dye. "We hate to see anyone die in a traffic crash, but we see it too much when it's an innocent person doing everything right behind the wheel."

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers have not yet released her name.

Illinois State Police said this is the 165th crash in just 21 days in Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair and Bond counties.

"Several calls a day typically with drivers driving the wrong direction," said Dye.

News 4 will update this story as more details become available.

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